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Old 04-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Ok guys, I have a 92 SE and I want to make it look like a 99 SSE or SSEI. Can it be done? Is it going to be a pain? I already have to get a new drivers front fender and the whole lower trim on the drivers side anyway, and the front fascia is craked anyway, so yeah. Allot of work no matter what.....................

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uhhh....its gonna take alot of work, espically to make it look like a 96-99...

your gonna need....

Front bumper support
Front Bumper cover
all the body cladding all 4 doors and the fender
rocker moulding
rear bumper support
rear bumper cover

be aware you might not have all the correct clips on your car to mount the mouldning on the car in the first place

Be aware you will need to modify the rear quarter panel if your doing the 96-99 because there is a difference in the way the rear bumper attaches from the 92-95
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You will also need the taillight pieces and trunk lid from a 96-99 if you want the whole effect.

You sure you don't want to BUY a 99 SSE/SSEi?
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head lights aswell
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All door cladding, rocker molding, front and rear bumper covers. Front bumper support, both fenders, headlights, turn signals, grille, trunk, trunk hinges, tail lights and any associates clips.

it is quite extensive.
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of course it can be done.
Step 1: put a for sale sign on the current bonne
Step 2: sell car, take sale money and other needed funds, and buy a 96-99 SSEi
Step 3: ????
Step4: profit
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Ok guys point taken............Would it be a terrible pain to make it look like an SSE rfom that same year?
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I make it look like an SSE of the same year, you'll just need:

bumper covers,
front bumper support,
door moldings,
rocker/fender molding,
tail lights.

Fenders, headlights and trunk do not need to be messed with
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but lets be aware, if he dosnet have the Full SE cladding he wont have the little pegs that are at the bottom of the door to attach the door moulding....
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